"When I'm Thinking About You" as written by David Gavurin and Harriet Wheeler....
Over the rooftops a plane in the sky
Beat of a bass drum cars passing me by
Under a bridge dark then back into light
A river of raincoats and a forest of faces
Still for a moment then red into green
Slow shuffling shoes whisper sight unseen
Row upon row of houses return an empty stare
Let the daydream for a little while longer

Ah, yeah
Hope I'll never wake
When I'm thinking about you
(Yeah) hope I'll never wake
'Cause now I'm thinking about you

Two-minute hailstorm then melts into rain
(Oh) sing me a rainbow it's sunny again
Swallows overhead while the traffic snarls below
Could I (could I) keep dreaming for a little while longer

Hope I'll never wake
When I'm thinking about you
So that you know - I never want to wake
'Cause now I'm thinking about you

When you're searching your soul
When you're searching for pleasure
How often, pain is all you find
But when you're coasting along and nobody's trying too hard
You can turn around and like where you are

(Yeah and) I hope I never wake
When I'm thinking about you
And I close my eyes (dear)
Now I'll never never wake
Why should I stop thinking about you


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"When I'm Thinking About You" as written by Harriet Wheeler David Gavurin

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    General CommentThis is my favorite song in the world. I love the part near the end where the piano plays just a few notes and then pauses as she sings "ta-do-da, ta-do-da." There's just something about that little piano segment that gives me goose bumps. Anyone else agree?
    ricksacuraon June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut when you’re coasting along and nobody’s trying too hard,
    you can turn around and like where you are - sometimes we need to catch our breath and take a look around to appreciate being alive and being loved. Tight song.
    gilbagon October 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit's so weird listening to this album again(static & silence) and coming back upon this song...i remember a few years ago, this song had some of my favorite lyrics, which i quoted quite often. it's strange how even so many years later, it still hits me close to home.

    "when you’re searching your soul
    when you’re searching for pleasure
    how often, pain is all you find
    but when you’re coasting along and nobody’s trying too hard
    you can turn around and like where you are,"

    i like that part because it says that no matter how crappy things get, or how many things you try go wrong, there's always something worth smiling about around you, and sometimes you need to stop and look around for a moment to get your bearings, and then you'll feel better about it all, even if only for a little while.
    delialon May 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHave anyone heard pixeltoy sing this song?
    I have heard in youtube. very very good :)
    NupZon October 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationSo what’s this most beautiful song about?

    The gorgeous instrumentation and melody suggest someone dreamily in love, but like many Sundays songs, I think it’s somewhat ambiguous.

    A few hours away from blissful reunion? Absent lover? Dream lover? Crush? The key seems to be this:

    When you're searching your soul
    When you're searching for pleasure
    How often, pain is all you find
    But when you're coasting along and nobody's trying too hard
    You can turn around and like where you are

    So she seems happy with her lot, but it’s not as though she’s rushing to with this person. But:

    And I close my eyes (dear)
    Now I'll never never wake
    Why should I stop thinking about you

    If she’ll never wake, is “thinking about you” all she has to look forward to? Is it her love or a bottle of red that awaits her at home?
    CaribCannibalon June 28, 2017   Link

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